2016 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 765 - PROPERTY
765 ILCS 1070/ - Unsealed Instrument Validation Act.

(765 ILCS 1070/0.01) (from Ch. 30, par. 153m)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Unsealed Instrument Validation Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

(765 ILCS 1070/1) (from Ch. 30, par. 154)
Sec. 1. All conveyances, writings or other instruments, whether a deed, mortgage, trust deed, lease, power or letter of attorney, will, bond, contract, agreement, obligation or other instrument of whatsoever kind, nature or character, affecting or relating to the title to real or personal property within this State, or of any power, duty, right or trust thereof or therein, and also all instruments or writings of whatsoever nature, kind or character enforceable in this State, that may have been heretofore or that shall hereafter be executed without this State, by any party thereto, whether a resident of this State or not, to which a seal or scroll to the signature is not affixed, and where the usage or law of the State, district, territory, colony, republic, kingdom, empire, dominion, dependency or other place where such instrument is executed, in force at the time, dispenses with or does not require a seal or scroll to the signature of a party so executing the conveyance, instrument or writing, for its validity as such, are hereby validated, and shall be given the same force and effect as if a seal or scroll had been duly affixed to the signature thereto.
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

(765 ILCS 1070/2) (from Ch. 30, par. 155)
Sec. 2. That the certificate of the Secretary of State, under his seal of office, or that of any court of record, certified to under the seal of the court, or that of any judge of any court of record (his official character being certified to), of the country or other place, outside of this State, where such conveyance, writing or other instrument shall have been executed, to the purport or effect that according to the usage or law of the land in force at the time (as the case may be), a seal or scroll to the signature of a party so executing the same, was dispensed with or not required for its validity, shall be deemed and taken as prima facie evidence thereof: Provided, that any other legal mode of proving that the seal or scroll to the signature was at the time there, by the usage or law, dispensed with or not required, may be resorted to in any place or court of this State where the question may arise.
(Source: Laws 1909, p. 145.)

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